I think I accidently stumbled across something...
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Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Aug 2012
11-19-2012, 03:39 AM
V'ger was actually linked to the Borg by the Great Bird of the Galaxy himself. Roddenberry implied a connection in an interview IIRC regarding TNG and the episode 'QWho'. It's obvious STO has paid homage to this with the sector block Red Alert events. EDIT- Although it is possible Roddenberry was joking in that interview.
Remember TMP was pretty vague about it. Spock had a brief mind-meld, it's entirely possible he only got a fraction of V'ger's history or only parts of it could be interpreted. A planet full of 'living machines' could easily be interpreted as a planet full of Borg. We don't know, because we never see it for ourselves.
To address the OP, I don't think Q or the Continuum had anything to do with the formation of the Borg. But it is one of Star Trek's biggest mysteries. Among many, really.
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